Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity Khalil Gibran
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
"some matronly type who fancies a bit of rough" Ian Anderson
JTull 007: It's making me smile all the while. Hearing a LIVE version without the studio touches takes a little longer to grasp. I converted the videos to Mp3 and put them on 2 discs with no gaps... Much nicer
Sept 27, 2015 16:03:33 GMT
onewhiteduck: Someone commented on here that that 'The World Feeds Me' was a bit 'twee'. I think its a great tune and really sat well with the Tull story. Great singing by Anna (I can't spell her name off the top of my head)...... just a catchy tune.
Sept 27, 2015 18:06:27 GMT
onewhiteduck: ...........and another thing. I love the live version of Witch's Promise from the Opera. Jethro Tull for 2015, evolving 'through the years'. Its all ok its all official.
Sept 28, 2015 19:09:44 GMT
JTull 007: That's very true... The visuals work well with each tune but something is surreal and beautiful. Now we have a Tull Witch whom lures you to the song with a seductive style. I'm under the spell Unnur is casting...
Sept 28, 2015 21:06:26 GMT
steelmonkey: Obscure rocker/bluesman sighting..ran into Nick Gravenites at morning coffee cafe in Berkeley. He played with Mike Bloomfield, John Cippolina and all kinds of other American blues/rock middling bands.
Oct 1, 2015 15:28:08 GMT
tootull: Are we having a Milli Vanilli moment in Tull world...
Oct 1, 2015 16:09:55 GMT
maddogfagin: Tulli Vanilli perhaps ?
Oct 2, 2015 8:26:22 GMT
JTull 007: Just spoke with Manny in Buenos Aires... SHOWTIME is now!
Oct 2, 2015 23:59:55 GMT
tootull: Smile your little smile take some tea with me awhile. And every day we'll turn another page. Behind our glass we'll sit and look at our ever-open book: One brown mouse sitting in a cage.
Oct 3, 2015 20:25:08 GMT
JTull 007: Those pics from Buenos Aires made me smile Thanks again TooTull My wife made some Luzianne Sweet Tea for me in my cage.
Oct 4, 2015 12:00:57 GMT
tootull: Do you wonder if I really care for you, Am I just the company you keep? Which one of us exercises on the old treadmill, Who hides his head, pretending to sleep?
Oct 4, 2015 18:26:45 GMT
tootull: Yes, I care, hope Jim can handle all that WATER! YIKES! - And the weather-man says something's on the move.
Oct 7, 2015 13:59:14 GMT
tootull: Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? Come on now - I hear you're feeling down - Well, I can ease your pain And get you on your feet again Relax I'll need some information first Just the basic facts...
Oct 8, 2015 15:29:42 GMT
tootull: Oh yeah, I forgot. ALL THE BEST TO THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS! Just win!
Oct 8, 2015 15:40:32 GMT